Before the official end of summer and everyone traded in their desk for a beach and a grill, Yahoo! Music exclusively premiered the “Part of Me” video from Tedeschi Trucks Band. The clip captures the 11-piece, Grammy-winning group stripped down to perform their first single in an acoustic setting.
Tedeschi Trucks Band‘s new album, Made Up Mind – released by Sony Masterworks on August 20th – debuted #11 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart, #1 on the Blues chart, #2 on the Rock chart, #2 on the FMQB AAA non-comm chart, # 5 on the BDS AAA Indicator chart, # 4 on the Americana chart and #1 on the Roots Music Blues Chart with 26,466 units sold – Tedeschi Trucks Band’s highest unit debut to date.
Made Up Mind is nothing less than a quantum leap forward for TTB. If Revelator and Everybody’s Talkin’ were all about finding their way, this new effort is where they emerge as a fully formed band for the ages. Made Up Mind is available through the band’s website, here: http://www.tedeschitrucksband.com.
Rolling Stone magazine raves: “The album combines funk, greasy blues and Memphis soul; beefier horn lines, snappier interplay between two drummers, and Tedeschi’s rugged vocals.”
Throughout the course of the album it becomes increasingly apparent that Susan Tedeschi has evolved into one of the most dauntingly commanding vocalists in contemporary music, her serious lung power exploding on standout tracks such as the über-funky “Misunderstood” and just as convincingly digging into the core of poignant, tender acoustic ballads like “Calling Out to You” and “Idle Wind”.
Derek Trucks has indisputably matured into one of the monster guitarists of our time, tearing up barnburners like the title track “Made Up Mind” with his masterful slide and lead licks while showcasing his easier, more subtle touch on the bluesy “Do I Look Worried”.
Premier Guitar Magazine praises: “When Trucks cuts loose, the gloves come off. And that’s what makes this album essential listening for anyone who plays slide guitar.”
Tedeschi Trucks Band’s fall tour kicks off at Lockn’ Festival this weekend and includes a residency at the legendary Beacon Theater in New York City. For a full itinerary, please see tour dates listed below.
Tickets can be purchased, here: http://www.tedeschitrucksband.com/events
Sep 28 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
Oct 15 – Madison, WI – Overture Center for the Arts
Apr 28 – Paris, FR – L’Olympia